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Houston Breakthrough, September 1977 - Page 15. September 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 7, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3036/show/3025.

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Title Houston Breakthrough, September 1977
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date September 1977
Description Vol. 2 No. 8
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women
  • Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • periodicals
Language English
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Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Transcript Madwoman Lullaby Tonight an airplane almost Winged the moon: So close It flew, a shadow, like a vulture Swooping, hung across that circle Blacking yellow halo crater And corona from the sky. I saw it from my cage on the twenty-fifth floor. Tomorrow when the doctor comes I'll warn him: he'll lean against The windowsill with pipe and stethoscope. He'll ask me once more why shadows bother me They put me here because I dreamed In shadows. Because I saw a blackness Everywhere: Car bellies casting darkness On the street, and wires strung from pole To pole to pole, black lines of power Breaking through the trees. I know just what it means But I won't say: Who'd listen? They would transfer me up to another floor And anyway, I do not know the words. I move on through the nightmare day to day. I still I still believe believe in birth. —Linda J. Lovell Copyright 1977 by Linda J. Lovell song of the woman on her way out dearest i know you want me most unnaturally, silence all your belly tells you. think about men and strawberry penis tips flowering in the breeze. think about your own good name. i am a woman and so are you. let's review the Rule: we are here for men we are not here for each other. take care, their agents hover everywhere invisible as heterosexual air. they do not care how old we are or if we were meant for each other. so many nights i have lain between your legs and thought of the State and wondered what jail would be like this time of year and whether or not i should wait and hold my tongue or instead to catch the flower of you in my thumbs and pulling gently lifting you into me enough fantasy. we see the error of our ways on every city billboard. dearest let's review the Rule: we are here for men we are not here for each other. stop watching my breasts rise and fall, go home now, masturbate, and for God's sake, try not to think of me. Linda J. Lovell Copyright 1977 by Linda J. Lovell the amputation i have tried to tell them why i laughed all the way to the hospital with my fingers hanging off my hand looking so thin and blue and frail i knew they couldn 't take it it was my hand after all my fingers mine to take the rest of them were so pale there was nothing to do but be calm and tell them everything was fine. i have kept it to myself how morphine was the only understanding rocking me like mother into sleep or how i buried myself before i slept before they cut off part of my own body how it was to see a scene from my own death. i have told no one how i felt when i woke up and could not feel where it was i was in some green hallway hearing voices what a shame she's lost a finger poor girl how i told them i'm a woman carpenter. i have tried not to remember what it was my voice sounded like inside the inner ear when i finally screamed out loud to jesus and they told me through the intercom i should not be feeling pain. i wanted to murder them all the friends who brought flowers and said i don't know what to say the nurses who curtsied and cooed how my boyfriend would never notice a part of my hand had been sawed away as though my body belonged to a man. i wanted to make them understand but they all looked so thin and frail i knew they couldn 7 take it it was my pain after all my pain mine to take the rest of them were so pale there was nothing to do but be calm and tell them everything was fine. —Linda J. Lovell Copyright 1977 by Linda J. Lovell UncJaIoveII PAGE 4A SEPTEMBER 1977 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH